Teacher Instructions Week 9
Early Learning Foundations 3
Purpose: Lizard SS organizes the brain at the Pons level. Watching the upper hand improves eye function. This is one of the best activities to bring in the adult head-righting reflex.
Instructions: Client lies on floor on stomach. This is a stationary activity.
Bend left arm, left hand is placed at eye level, head turns to look at left hand. Left leg is bent, left knee is at hip level.
Right arm and leg are straight down.
Switch positions simultaneously, dragging palm and back of hands.
Head turns to look at "up" hand.
Build to required reps on INP. Do Lizard SS 21 days straight and then return to 5 days a week.
Count "one" each time client returns to "start" position.
Variation: Do this slowly with eyes closed.
After client is proficient with this activity, they can do this activity to the beat of a metronome for added benefit; begin with 60 beats, then 40 beats, then try other speeds. Purchase a metronome at your local music supply store or you can use an online metronome at: www.metronomeonline.com.
Eye Tracking (Variation)
Pay close attention to your Teacher's Guide for variations on the Eye Track on the Back activity. This variation requires the students to cover one of their eyes with one hand and move the object both horizontal and vertical for one minute. Then cover the other eye and repeat. Lastly, use both eyes and do some horizontal and vertical movements and they can include diagonal movements as well.
All Variations to an activity are described in the Teacher's Guide. You do the basic activity as shown here and add the variation that is described in the Teacher's Guide.